Flown penlight carried on board Skylab 3. Brass-milled two-cell light measures 5.25″ long, with “ACR FA-5, S/N 2023, Date of Mfg. 2/70,” stamped on the handle. A small swatch of Velcro is affixed on the rim of the lens. Light is presented on a 10 x 12 wooden mount, along with a 3 x 3.5 flown data sheet with two rows of numbers recorded on it, and signed in black felt tip, “Ed Gibson, Science Pilot, Skylab 3.” Also on the mount is an engraved plaque which reads, “To Karl Henize. SO19 Procedures: 1. Position star chart in front of lens and illuminate with flashlight. 2. Open shutter for time specified in pad. 3. Report SO19 ops complete,” and also bears the engraved signatures of the crew, as well as a mission patch. In very good condition, with moderate wear and areas of tarnishing. Pre-certified Steve Zarelli and RR Auction COA.
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